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Per request, I tracked down a link explaining how... 1,436 Views / 27 Replies  
Per request, I tracked down a link explaining how to tape an 8x card. There are other sites with alternate explanations but this turned up first in my search.
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Posted by dfiler, on Sep 24, 2005 at 10:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm running an 8x 9800 pro in my 2x agp slot... 1,436 Views / 27 Replies  
I'm running an 8x 9800 pro in my 2x agp slot right now. Simply had to tape over two of the connector contacts...
Posted by dfiler, on Sep 18, 2005 at 09:39 PM, in Mac Desktops
I too have been contemplating this. My recent... 846 Views / 11 Replies  
I too have been contemplating this. My recent upgrade of an old 533 up to a dual 1.3 has generated a lot of heat. Two of the hard drives on the bottom of the case read a temperature 116.8 and 114.8F....
Posted by dfiler, on Jul 8, 2005 at 08:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
I think this is an application setting in OS X. ... 470 Views / 1 Replies  
I think this is an application setting in OS X.

With an m-audio soundcard installed in my G4, some applications can all be individually configured via their own preferences. If the app has no pref...
Posted by dfiler, on Jun 27, 2005 at 07:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
I was reading through the dashboard developer... 693 Views / 3 Replies  
I was reading through the dashboard developer docs yesterday and noticed that they repeatedly emphasize how important it is that widgets not be too large...

So... they're aware of the issue and...
Posted by dfiler, on May 5, 2005 at 12:54 PM, in macOS
Apple has an excellent 74 page widget developers... 618 Views / 5 Replies  
Apple has an excellent 74 page widget developers guide. Check their developer site for the pdf.

Widgets are webpages pure and simple... plus an extra background graphic for display while loading....
Posted by dfiler, on May 4, 2005 at 08:24 AM, in macOS
Amazon is right where they should be on this one.... 30,262 Views / 372 Replies  
Amazon is right where they should be on this one.

As found on amazon.com:


I think people appreciate that amazon provides estimated ship dates. An estimated date is better than no date for...
Posted by dfiler, on Apr 6, 2005 at 04:00 PM, in macOS
I think that it's most likely that they're still... 30,262 Views / 372 Replies  
I think that it's most likely that they're still working out the timing of exactly when they can have the discs pressed, documentation printed, and distribution complete. If tiger truly has gone GM,...
Posted by dfiler, on Apr 1, 2005 at 05:27 PM, in macOS
Ditto. (on dual sawtooth) 966 Views / 28 Replies  
Ditto.
(on dual sawtooth)
Posted by dfiler, on Mar 29, 2005 at 10:22 PM, in macOS
I'm holding out for dual 3 or 3.5 G5s with more... 2,648 Views / 46 Replies  
I'm holding out for dual 3 or 3.5 G5s with more than 1 external and 2 internal drives.

Currently running:
Dual 1.4G Sawtooth
2G ram
9800Pro
airport card
usb2 card
m-audio sound card
4x...
Posted by dfiler, on Mar 1, 2005 at 08:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Try sticking in a movie DVD. If it doesn't work,... 850 Views / 7 Replies  
Try sticking in a movie DVD. If it doesn't work, the drive isn't a DVD drive...
Posted by dfiler, on Feb 12, 2005 at 03:49 PM, in Mac Desktops
I thought they should made him use a chair for as... 1,224 Views / 40 Replies  
I thought they should made him use a chair for as much energy has he displayed.

Good musician, Bad show.
Posted by dfiler, on Feb 7, 2005 at 02:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Heheh... I feel like i've walked into an OCD... 1,654 Views / 14 Replies  
Heheh...

I feel like i've walked into an OCD support meeting. ;)
Posted by dfiler, on Jan 28, 2005 at 09:44 PM, in Mac Desktops
I highly recommend spending around 20 minutes... 1,973 Views / 26 Replies  
I highly recommend spending around 20 minutes making a good color profile for your LCD.

The best tool i've found is SuperCal (http://www.bergdesign.com/supercal/). It walks you through a very...
Posted by dfiler, on Jan 24, 2005 at 05:16 PM, in Mac Desktops
That is only because it is the largest retail... 3,472 Views / 38 Replies  
That is only because it is the largest retail outlet of computer goods in the US.

A little perspective please. :rolleyes:
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 29, 2004 at 10:18 AM, in Mac Desktops
Re: Re: Re: Powermac G5 Damaged 3,472 Views / 38 Replies  
Fire? I doubt the employee was doing anything differently than all the rest. Even if he was, simply telling him to be careful would be more appropriate. Otherwise, CompUSA and the customer must put...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 29, 2004 at 09:59 AM, in Mac Desktops
Aha! Here's the link that made me think 9800... 1,305 Views / 21 Replies  
Aha! Here's the link that made me think 9800 flashing would involve soldering...

http://mapage.noos.fr/campahunta/radeon9800/pc_9800_conversion.html

... and another ...
...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 28, 2004 at 05:18 PM, in Mac Desktops
I was under the impression that Radeon 9800... 1,305 Views / 21 Replies  
I was under the impression that Radeon 9800 couldn't be flashed from PC to Mac without soldering on a bigger sized ROM. Is this correct?

Currently I'm running a flashed radeon 8500. I seem to...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 28, 2004 at 05:10 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Heheh :D Lemmie pull out my victometer... ... 2,211 Views / 86 Replies  
Heheh :D

Lemmie pull out my victometer...
Ah screw it, crusify me to a menorah and call it even. ;)
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 28, 2004 at 12:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Good points. Mentioning jesus certainly can... 2,211 Views / 86 Replies  
Good points. Mentioning jesus certainly can initiate religious conversation. Religious conversations typically aren't the most relaxing (for lack of a better word) unless amoung like minded...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 28, 2004 at 12:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Exactly the info I was looking for! I'll be... 1,305 Views / 21 Replies  
Exactly the info I was looking for!

I'll be getting a radeon 9800 (non SE) when tiger is near to shipping. Prices should drop rapidly now that the 6800s are everywhere and ATI is promoting their...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 28, 2004 at 12:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: Excellent post. But I disagree with the portion... 2,211 Views / 86 Replies  
Excellent post. But I disagree with the portion quoted above.

Atheists certainly do have beliefs. Yet you are getting at something important here. There is little reason to bring up an unproveable...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 28, 2004 at 12:19 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No really... we understand what is meant by the... 40,460 Views / 403 Replies  
No really... we understand what is meant by the term. I (and many others here) have multiple degrees in CS and write software for a living.

I simply disagree with it's use due to ambiguity when...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 27, 2004 at 09:07 PM, in macOS
Thanks cap'n obvious. ;) I was simply... 40,460 Views / 403 Replies  
Thanks cap'n obvious. ;)

I was simply calling attention to the fact that 'resolution independent' is a poorly suited phrase. Another example would be how PCI Express is easily confused with PCI-X...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 27, 2004 at 08:15 PM, in macOS
I'll have to go on a crusade once 'resolution... 40,460 Views / 403 Replies  
I'll have to go on a crusade once 'resolution independent' APIs are upon us. To me, the word 'independent' seems to mean the exact opposite of what is intended by this common phrase.

Current...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 27, 2004 at 05:26 PM, in macOS
The author makes a big assumption even before... 824 Views / 7 Replies  
The author makes a big assumption even before putting pen to paper. That is, he assumes that there are huge problems in the Muslim world as compared to the rest of the planet.

Here in the US we...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 27, 2004 at 04:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm looking at a similar upgrade for my dual 1.4... 1,305 Views / 21 Replies  
I'm looking at a similar upgrade for my dual 1.4 (originally a dual 450 gigE). Currently I have a radeon 8500 and have been considering a 128mb 9800.

Is a 2x AGP slot compatible with all radeon...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 27, 2004 at 04:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I'm more interested in discussing the certainty... 2,211 Views / 86 Replies  
I'm more interested in discussing the certainty of convictions and how others perceive this certainty. Less interesting to me are inflamatory arguments about who to ban from what.

But for the...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 27, 2004 at 01:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Actually no. Atheists rarely communicate their... 2,211 Views / 86 Replies  
Actually no. Atheists rarely communicate their beliefs to anybody. Doing so, no matter how well intentioned, seems to work out badly for them in the end.

Edit: Granted, some atheists can be...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 27, 2004 at 01:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Back to the topic! I am an atheist who... 2,211 Views / 86 Replies  
Back to the topic!

I am an atheist who believes that most religious people truly believe in their faith. Simply being different from the majority of people around me has lead to some rather heated...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 27, 2004 at 12:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It sounds like you have a well adjusted... 3,472 Views / 38 Replies  
It sounds like you have a well adjusted perspective on the situation. Rather than demonizing the people involved, you address the problem with the computer directly.

At this point you should...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 27, 2004 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Desktops
I'm driving a dual 450 gigabit ethernet. ... 1,108 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm driving a dual 450 gigabit ethernet.

But...

It's been upgraded with a flashed radeon 8500, 2gigs of ram, a pair of 120GB 8mb cache drives, and most recently... a dual 1.4 gigadesigns card....
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 24, 2004 at 09:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
Sort of. Many *nix had this problem at one point... 770 Views / 4 Replies  
Sort of. Many *nix had this problem at one point but it has been mostly resolved in newer versions on most platforms.

There are various backends for user authentification. Fresh installs of 10.3...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 17, 2004 at 12:09 PM, in macOS
Damn. Who crapped in your cheerios? Preach... 1,122 Views / 19 Replies  
Damn. Who crapped in your cheerios?

Preach all you want. iSight/iChat's default settings are too dim for many users. iGlasses fixes the problem by providing a useable video signal.

Turning on a...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 16, 2004 at 08:00 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Oh yeah... this thread reminded me to visit the... 1,122 Views / 19 Replies  
Oh yeah... this thread reminded me to visit the feedback page and remind apple about the problems with dim video.

Apple's iChat feedback page (http://www.apple.com/feedback/ichat.html)
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 15, 2004 at 05:19 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Wow! Thanks for the link. I'll start using... 1,122 Views / 19 Replies  
Wow! Thanks for the link. I'll start using iGlasses tonight.

I too find the video too dark given the dim lighting I prefer around my computer screen. My solution has been to keep a desk lamp next...
Posted by dfiler, on Dec 15, 2004 at 05:10 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I too experienced a kernel panic during the... 26,523 Views / 195 Replies  
I too experienced a kernel panic during the install while browsing in safari. It was my first KP on this machine since the 10.0.x days. So far everything seems alright after reboot though.

This...
Posted by dfiler, on Nov 6, 2004 at 11:47 AM, in macOS
Unfortunately, QT will attempt to preview AVIs... 1,567 Views / 24 Replies  
Unfortunately, QT will attempt to preview AVIs which hang the finder. :-(

No way to collapse the preview region in those instances...
Posted by dfiler, on Oct 21, 2004 at 02:28 PM, in macOS
It is an option in column view. Unfortunately, it... 1,567 Views / 24 Replies  
It is an option in column view. Unfortunately, it has global scope rather than per window. If you disable previews in column view, they are disabled in column view for all folders.
Posted by dfiler, on Oct 19, 2004 at 02:44 PM, in macOS
Price is more of an economic barrier than a... 8,763 Views / 78 Replies  
Price is more of an economic barrier than a 'psychological' barrier.

The iBook's GPU is perfect for it's intended market segment. The vast majority of iBook buyers aren't interested in paying...
Posted by dfiler, on Oct 19, 2004 at 02:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Sounds great... except i'd have to buy a new head... 816 Views / 8 Replies  
Sounds great... except i'd have to buy a new head unit, iPod, AND an expensive adapter. I'll hold out for the dension one since it should work with my current alpine.
Posted by dfiler, on Jul 18, 2004 at 01:54 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I'm eagerly awaiting compatability with... 816 Views / 8 Replies  
I'm eagerly awaiting compatability with aftermarket Alpine head units. Once this is available, both Apple and Dension gain another happy customer.
:)
Posted by dfiler, on Jul 12, 2004 at 01:07 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Yep. It's also important to note that MS has... 1,977 Views / 28 Replies  
Yep. It's also important to note that MS has hyped and then never delivered new file systems in the past.

Not only that... keep in mind that NTFS is multiforked. However, MS has never made use of...
Posted by dfiler, on Jul 12, 2004 at 12:57 PM, in macOS
Display calibration is critical to sub-pixel... 6,166 Views / 50 Replies  
Display calibration is critical to sub-pixel rendering of text.

When displays aren't perfectly calibrated, sub-pixel anti-aliasing text will exibit blurryness and unexpected line width/placement. ...
Posted by dfiler, on Jul 12, 2004 at 12:47 PM, in macOS
Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: G5 iMac on display 7,856 Views / 80 Replies  
Wow. It just struck me. A computer with only a power cord. Stick a handle on it and suddenly it is quite portable around the house. I love laptops but require more ergonomically located screen and...
Posted by dfiler, on Jul 10, 2004 at 12:26 AM, in Mac Desktops
I too remember world builder. I must have started... 1,358 Views / 36 Replies  
I too remember world builder. I must have started and never finished quite a few creations.

Perhaps the modern equivalent are map building utilities etc, that are shipped with many high budget...
Posted by dfiler, on Jul 4, 2004 at 01:42 PM, in Applications
I agree about FedEx Home Delivery (ground). They... 2,245 Views / 39 Replies  
I agree about FedEx Home Delivery (ground). They are structured in a way that results in poor service. They are a completely seperate business unit and have a drastically different quality of service...
Posted by dfiler, on Jun 23, 2004 at 08:25 AM, in Mac Desktops
Heheh. This thread has been worth the read,... 2,245 Views / 39 Replies  
Heheh. This thread has been worth the read, providing a hearty chuckle.

To make a long story short: FedEx Home didn't meet an estimated delivery date. Annoying for sure, but to be expected when...
Posted by dfiler, on Jun 21, 2004 at 01:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
This is seriously out of touch with the reality... 1,539 Views / 34 Replies  
This is seriously out of touch with the reality of a typical user's skill level.

Sure, I use a five button mosue. But I appreciate the fact that Mac software MUST be built to work with a single...
Posted by dfiler, on May 6, 2004 at 04:39 PM, in macOS
Circular or pie menus can be very useful for... 1,539 Views / 34 Replies  
Circular or pie menus can be very useful for certain tasks. However, most users aren't involved with tasks for which pie menus would be the optimal interface. These menus are closely related to the...
Posted by dfiler, on May 5, 2004 at 03:52 PM, in macOS
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